did you get the numbers the wrong way round? i.e. what you are after is 50i to 25p?
If so what you need to do is de-interlace, otherwise ignore the following :-)
On the file/project properties, make sure they match your media - use the Match Media Video Settings (top right corner).
Select a de-interlace method. You get choice of Blend Fields/Interpolated fields. I would try both to see which gives best results. The other option is to get yadif for vegas: http://www.yohng.com/software/yadifvegas.html
That is supposed to produce good results.
on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:18:48 pm Last Edited By Xana Raquel on Oct 26, 2014 at 6:19:30 pm
Correct me if I'm wrong on this part:
My old DV camera shoots in DV PAL (720x576 without aspect ratio) at 25 fps interlaced. So it's 25i right?
Either way, I want it to be 50 fps progressive (de-interlaced). I can do it easily in VirtualDub using the deinterlace filter with Yadif algorithm and "double frame rate" selected and it looks really nice and smooth. Just like it would if I watched the tape with the camera connected to the TV.
I want to do something like that on Vegas but I can't. Whatever frame rate or field order I choose it will never "double" the frame rate of the footage, making that it always lose the smoothness.
If I don't find any solution I'll just have to process all the footage with VirtualDub first. I was trying to avoid it since I'll need a lot of free space for that.
Maybe that's how I did it in the past...
the DV camera probably shoots 50i, 50 interlaced fields per sec giving the equivalent 25 full frames per second. It should easily convert to 25p (25 progressive frames per sec. Other regimes are possible, for specialist cameras, but that is what to expect from most DV PAL.
Look at the Sony AVC/MVC Internet templates. You will have to customize one to get what you want.
I wouldn't be expecting great things because, at the end of the day, it is still SD footage.